Human Rights Day - 10 December
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
This year, Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone's rights!
In conjunction with Brimbank Social Justice Coalition, Brimbank City Council re states its commitment to Human Rights
Brimbank City Council is committed to access, equity, community participation and human rights for all citizens.
Council recognises that inequality and discrimination are major issues impacting on the health and wellbeing of the community and that there are a range of barriers that need to be addressed to achieve social justice including: income, gender, age, ethnicity, disability, sexuality and religion.
Council upholds that every citizen of Brimbank is free and equal in dignity and rights and is entitled to a quality of life that allows them to reach their potential. Ref: Brimbank Social Justice Charter
Stand up for someone's rights
We invites you to ‘stand up for someone's rights’ by participating in one or more of the following activities or events:
- Weave a star, One Million Stars to end violence project
- 16 Days Activist Challenge – Supporting gender equality and the prevention of men’s violence against women.
- VEOHRC Human Rights Oration 2016 - Wednesday 7 December
- International Women’s Day 8 March 2017
- Cultural Diversity Week 18-26 March 2017
- International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) 17 May 2017
- Reconciliation Week 27 May – 3 June 2017
To get involved in one of these projects or to become a member of the Brimbank Social Justice Coalition contact Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.